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  1. Both have side balconies as well as aft ones. I am going this summer in a GL and booked the side one for that reason.
  2. They sure don't give you a lot of time to cancel if your reservation isn't completed until Sep 28th
  3. Only one problem with Adventure to Jewel. 10 Owners Suites on Adventure and 5 on Jewel. 23 Grand Suites on Adventure and 15 on Jewel. Who will be downgraded?
  4. 2672 for an Owners suite. Grand suites were about 500 less with resident and diamond plus.
  5. I think you owe me a drink lol. I’m the one who alerted Ken. I’m seeing 10. Am I missing something?
  6. Ouch. I just booked Adventure of the Seas 10 night Russia/Baltic cruise. I saw an unbelievable rate for a GS and OS. Within 2 hours they were all gone. Pretty much every GS and OS was available. I know that this is one of the ones that will more than likely be changed, but I hope they can do the same itinerary on the Jewel without cutting days. If not, I will cancel.
  7. I watched a video of crew member that were quarantined into balcony rooms and were in the balcony.
  8. Lunch had only 2 menus. They do have a nice date appetizer and flatbreads and great ceaser salads. Pretty limited menu but free beer and wine and soft drinks.
  9. Breakfast at CK has a little better selection of limited foods and pretty quick. You won't find a lot of the buffet foods like baked beans, etc but the waffles and french toast are just a bit better. they have flatbreads, and great eggs benedict. One time I mentioned I had eggs benedict with a crabcake on another ship and they brought one out.
  10. They are distributed at the place you dine. That is why they always ask for your room number so they can be given to the right wait staff.
  11. I saw it and then it was gone. Kind of like the pop up deals, right? Wording is weird on the CWC. It says it cover the existing bookings which allows for l/s and cancellations for these sailings. Maybe it will only be continued for the l/s portion for to shift the 2021 sailings to summer 2022.
  12. ROYAL CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO 2021 SUMMER DEPLOYMENT Royal Caribbean Press Center News Feed 4h //keep unread//hide MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2020 – Royal Caribbean International today provides an update to its 2021 summer deployment, announcing upcoming redeployments of six ships. Tapping market research and listening to feedback and input from guests and travel partners, the cruise line has adjusted its seasonal schedule with the goal of providing guests with greater opportunity and variety for their 2021 adventures. The unrivaled itineraries combined with Royal Caribbean ships and crew will deliver the best vacation experience for those who deserve nothing short of a memorable getaway next summer. Most importantly, Royal Caribbean is applying the best available public health, science and engineering insights to deliver a safer and healthier cruise vacation. Highlights of the updated summer cruises for 2021 include the European debut of the long-awaited Odyssey of the Seas sailing from Rome; new 4- and 5-night Mediterranean getaways from Barcelona; and more Caribbean island time with ships sailing from additional, popular U.S. cruise ports next summer. Guests with confirmed bookings between April and October 2021 whose cruises are affected by these changes will be notified directly within the next three weeks, as the new, enhanced itineraries are added. These existing bookings will continue to be covered by Royal Caribbean’s Cruise with Confidence program. New Ways to Vacation The newly announced adventures below for the 2021 summer season will be available to book over the next three weeks. Europe Adventure of the Seas, which was previously scheduled to sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm, will head for Barcelona to sail a mix of 4- and 5-night short Mediterranean itineraries to historic destinations like La Spezia and Rome, Italy; Ajaccio, Nice and Marseille, France; and Palma and Ibiza, Spain. Initially scheduled to sail from Miami, Brilliance of the Seas will now homeport outside of Venice in Ravenna, Italy, offering 7-night roundtrip sailings that visit Greece, the Greek Isles and Croatia. Jewel of the Seas, originally planned to homeport in Amsterdam and Barcelona, will now sail from Stockholm and Copenhagen on 7-night cruises calling on Northern Europe’s picturesque ports of Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Visby, Sweden. The Caribbean Originally set to sail from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Independence of the Seas will make the neighboring city of Miami her home for the summer season. Sailing a combination of 6- and 8-night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean. Vision of the Seas¸ previously planned to sail from Barcelona, will sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico and offer 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries to exotic destinations like Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Johns, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; and Bridgetown, Barbados. Rhapsody of the Seas will move from the Mediterranean and further expand short Caribbean sailings with 4-, 5- and 7-night cruises from Tampa, Fla., visiting The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay and the Western Caribbean. Adventure on Course Guests can vacation as planned with previously announced cruises departing as of April 2021. In the Caribbean, travelers can set course for idyllic islands, including new destinations, with newly amplified ships, shorter itineraries and more. Two of the world’s largest cruise ships, Symphony and Allure of the Seas will sail alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries visiting Perfect Day at CocoCay, while the newly amplified Oasis of the Seas will make her Big Apple debut sailing from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey. Cape Liberty will also be home to Freedom of the Seas, which will homeport there for the first time in summer 2021 and offer itineraries that visit Bermuda, Canada and New England. Guests can also choose to sail on the newly amplified Mariner and Navigator of the Seas for short Caribbean getaways with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday itineraries to The Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay. Vacationers looking to explore the Old World can still discover Europe like never before in summer 2021 with itineraries that feature a mix of destinations. Anthem of the Seas will sail from Southampton, England and offer a variety of cruises, ranging from the 7-night Norwegian Fjords to 14-night Mediterranean Cities, that include new ports of call in Denmark, France and Norway. Harmony of the Seas heads back to Europe for the first time since her inaugural season in 2016, with 7-night sailings to the Western Mediterranean. The Last Frontier will have the cruise line’s biggest Alaska season yet with four ships: Quantum, Ovation, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas. Quantum will make her Seattle debut, sailing 7-night cruises that leave on Mondays, alongside sister ship Ovation, which will continue departing on Fridays. Returning favorites Ovation, Radiance and Serenade will offer varying 7-night itineraries sailing from Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia; and Seward, Alaska. About Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 16 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
  13. 1. May 2021 Quantum Alaska 2. May 2021 at 75 percent probability. 3. Anthem October 2021 Europe as a l and s from the 2020 Presidents Cruise. Got a fabulous rate on the Presidents Cruise on the UltimAte Panoramic and was able to l/s to Anthem Grand Loft at a huge price savings.
  14. Both! Oct 2021 in Europe and Mar 2022 Caribbean
  15. I agree. I do not think there will be any upgrades until the next dry dock. They certainly do not want to take her out of service once sailings resume and they start making money again.
  16. I do enjoy the side CL but, if budget is an issue than book a GS for less. Did not care for the AT higher suites. It was too noisy. All the amenities are the same and then you can budget for extras. The only thing that was different is we received a bottle of champagne from the hotel director in the CL. Even though you say your Star may be out of price range, if you are purchasing the UDP, and Beverage package, it may be better to look at STAR. Keep in mind the grats are also included. Things to watch out for getting a good price no matter the suite: 1. Look at going out of Galveston as those Star suites tended to be a little less expensive when the Allure was supposed to go there. Who knows what ship or if the terminal will be finished there in 2023. I know you had your heart set on Oasis, but all the of the sisters are very similar. 2. Allure did not get the upgrades this year so those sailings may be a pretty good deals on those sailings where ever she is ported if she isn't upgraded 3. Book as soon as the sailings are released, as they sometimes are very good deals that they increase over time. This is what happened with Oasis for the Jan Feb time frame when they were first released.
  17. This above. I found that the genie was surprised I didn't want to see all of the shows and she convinced me to. Although I will have to admit, I did get to see them from a different perspective. Sitting in the front row was definitely different then the normal suite seats. I am normally very happy with coastal kitchen, so I don't buy the UDP or drink packages since I can grab wine and water in the lounge. I am booking with my family and then with my best friend and her husband. The husband has never been on a cruise, so for them it was a no brainer to share the A1.
  18. Those Oasis prices were really good when they were first released. Since it is getting close to new releases in the fall/early winter there should be some great deals.
  19. The lowest I have seen pre covid was 3500.00 pp on Allure.with diamond plus discount. Had a star loft for 3800 pp on oasis with diamond plus discount. I had an ocean panoramic in the presidents cruise for 4100 ppl with diamond plus discount. booked a lift and shift in an a2 for 11 k for 8 people. There are deals are out there. I booked a n oasis A1 for Jan 2022 When the first came out for 3551 with diamond plus. I didn’t include taxes in these numbers though.
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